- The Truth: Well-planned plant-based diets can reduce the risk of heart disease and obsesity, helping to increase healthy life expectancy.
- The Truth: Eating plenty of brightly-coloured vegetables and fruits, seeds, nuts and whole grains may help protect your eye health.
- The Truth: “There’s no reason at all why women of any age can’t adopt a vegetarian or vegan diet,” says Virginia Messina, MPH, RD, a plant-based nutrition expert who specializes in diets for older women.
Sounds pretty solid, right? Oh, and Dr. Kim A. Williams, the the president-elect of the American College of Cardiology is vegan and heartily endorses a plant-based diet to treat and ward-off disease, especially in mature years.
- The Vegan Society – Plant strength for older adults
- Vegan For Her – The Woman’s Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on A Plant-Based Diet
- The Vegan RD.com
- Never Too Late to Go Vegan – The Over-50 Guide to Adopting a Plant-Based Diet
- Dr. Fuhrman.com
- Vegetarian Resource Group – Resources for Seniors
- The Veg Coach.com
- Everyday Health – You’re Not Too Old to Go Vegetarian
- Dr. Esselstyn and the Engine 2 Diet
- T. Colin Campbell and The China Study
- Forks Over Knives – The Documentary
- Sharon Palmer, the Plant-Powered Dietitian
- PETA Prime
Find Role Models
- PETA’s Sexiest Vegans Over 50
- Jim Morris – 78 Year Old Vegan Bodybuilder
- Mimi Kirk – 75 Year Old Raw Vegan
- Anette Larkins – 72 Year Old Raw Vegan
- A Compilation of Raw Vegans Over 50
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